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AJ Jacobs

AJ Jacobs

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University 1999
Office: Brewster A-405
Tel: 252.328.1933
E-mail: jacobsa@ecu.edu

Areas of Interest: Urban, Sociology of Sport, Auto Industry, Port Development

Research

Selected Publications:

Jacobs, A. J. (2017). Automotive FDI in Emerging Europe:  Shifting Locales in the World Motor Vehicle Industry. London:  Palgrave. Under contract, due to publisher, December 31, 2016.

Jacobs, A. J. (2015). The 'New Domestic' Automakers and Motor Vehicle-related FDI in the U. S. and Canada:  History, Impacts, and Prospects. Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books. In Press.

Jacobs, A.J. (ed.) (2013). The World's Cities: Contrasting Regional, National and Global Perspectives. New York: Routledge. 424 pp.

Jacobs, A.J. (2013). Examining the Impacts of the New Domestics Automakers on Workers and Local Regions in Canada and the USA: A Research Report to the International Council for Canadian Studies and Canadian Embassy in Washington, 15 January (150 pages).

Jacobs, A.J. (2012). The Bratislava-Zilina Auto Corridor: Capitalist Agglomeration in the Post-Socialist CEE. In: A.J. Jacobs (ed). The World's Cities: Contrasting Regional, National, and Global Perspectives. New York: Routledge, pp. 253-267

Jacobs, A.J. (2012). Collaborative Regionalism and FDI: The Case of the Southeast Automotive Core and the 'New Domestics'. Economic Development Quarterly, 26 (3): 199-219

Jacobs, A.J. (2011). Uslan, South Korea: A Global and Nested 'Great' Industrial City. The Open Urban Studies Journal 4 (1): 8-20.

Jacobs, A.J. (2011). NAFTA's Impacts on Auto Suppliers in U.S. and Canada: A Comparison of the Greater Golden Horsehoe and Detroit Auto Regions. A Research Report to the International Council for Canadian Studies and Canadian Embassy in Washington, 2 February (64 pages,1.5" spaced- version).

Jacobs, A.J. (2009). NAFTA's Impacts on Industrial Regions in Canada and the USA: Cases Studies in the Lower Great Lakes Production Zone. A Research Report to the International Council for Canadian Studies and Canadian Embassy in Washington, 15 February (120 pages).

Jacobs, A. J. (2009). Embedded Contrasts in Race, Municipal Fragmentation, and Planning: Divergent Outcomes in the Detroit and Greater Toronto-Hamilton Regions 1990-2000, Journal of Urban Affairs, 31 (2), forthcoming.

Jacobs, A. J. (2008). Developmental State Planning, Sub-national Nestedness, and Reflexive Public Policymaking: Keys to Employment Growth in Saitama City, Japan. Cities, 25 (1), 1-20; Cities is ranked #1 in Impact Factor among Urban Studies journal, according to ISI Journals Citations Reports].

Jacobs, A. J. (2008). Auto Industry & Manufacturing in Michigan, In: Randy Schaetzl, Joe Darden, & Danita Brandt (eds.), Geography and Geology of Michigan. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, pp. 310-331.

Recent Works on Cities:

Jacobs, A.J. (2013). The Nexus City Model: Bridging the Local, National, and International Contexts. In A.J. Jacobs (ed) The World's Cities: Contrasting Regional, National, and Global Perspectives. New York: Routledge, pp. 351-363

Jacobs, A.J. (2012). The Nest Global-City Region: Intermunicipal Income Stratification in the Tokyo Metropolitan Region, 1980 - 2007. Urban Geography, 33 (1): 120-146